Iron is a metal used by Blacksmith to create tools and weapons.
Geology & Geography
In the modern day, iron is most commonly sourced from the machines and ruins of The Ancestor Civilization, which can be found on expeditions into The Forgotten World. Mining is next to impossible, due partly to the dangers of the Forgotten World, and partly to the geography of the Realm, which does not contain any mountainous areas or significant iron deposits.
History & Usage
Iron is typically smelted into steel using a Bloomery Furnace, and then shaped on an anvil. If a smith is a follower of Bachda, Goddess of Fire, they may use fire magic to make the forge hotter. Charcoal for the furnance is obtained through burning wood. This is sometimes done in an Abandoned Settlement, where wood and space are both readily available.